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Katie Prejean McGrady was a U.S. delegate sent by the U.S.C.C.B. to the Vatican’s pre-synod gathering of young people. She is a Catholic speaker and the author of Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus (Ave Maria Press, $13.95). She lives in Lake Charles, La., with her husband and daughter.
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Katie Prejean McGrady
Even in the the eye of a storm that seems so colossal we can see no tomorrow, I know this: God is good.
FaithLast Take
Katie Prejean McGrady
How do we keep them, or anyone really, Catholic? To keep them, we have to stop asking that question in the first place.
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Katie Prejean McGrady
The church is my home because my home was a domestic church.
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Katie Prejean McGrady
Every encounter with Santa Claus is a chance to teach our kids about a deep love for Jesus.
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Katie Prejean McGrady
A silent church is a dead church because life makes joyful noise.
Pope Francis prepares to take a photo with young people at a presynod gathering of youth delegates in Rome March 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithShort Take
Katie Prejean McGrady
A room full of bishops talking about themselves and what they need to do to govern effectively is not the right move at this time.
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Katie Prejean McGrady
What do we do now? What happens next? We stay Catholic.
Storm clouds pass over a a Catholic church in Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania attorney general released a grand jury report Aug. 14 on a months-long investigation into abuse claims spanning a 70-year period in six dioceses, which included Pittsburgh. (CNS photo/Jason Cohn, Reuters)
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Katie Prejean McGrady
We need our shepherds to stand with us, their flock, and not merely flock together.
FaithShort Take
Katie Prejean McGrady
Pope Francis and the bishops truly want to understand what is driving young people today—that could challenge all of us.